Defection – SLPP loses 500 to APC
Some 500 inhabitants of Boima Town in the Bo District clamoured at the lodge of the Resident Minister South, Moijueh Kaikai, to introduce their group while at the same time pledges support for President Koroma.
A section Chief past Saturday was among group of persons labeled as the Ernest Bai Koroma Connection for Development to respectfully submit loyalty to the APC government.
Chief Moses Sandy, in his measurement, said the forenamed developmental organization was formed in the enhancement of President Koroma’s agenda for change in Bo District.
Chief Sandy explained that the group is made up of ethnical groupings in Sierra Leone and has official recognition with the Ministry of Social Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security respectively.
He said the group has already procured a five hectares swamp land and will be using same for the production of rice and other cash crops in furtherance of the peaceful co-habitation of its members.
That income generated could also be used for the financing of the group’s operations.
Chief Sandy however implored on the Resident Minister to assist in the establishment of an adult education centre to enable them provide basic educational skills for older members of the group.
He therefore urged the Minister to support them in their pursuit to construct a bridge along the highway that has been causing enormous flooding during the rainy season.
He assured the Minister that his membership, who were sympathizers and supporters of both the SLPP and PMDC, have automatically switched loyalty to the APC owing to positive strides of the President.
He furthered that the APC is assured of Parliamentary seats come the 2012 polls.
“Only God and Fools don’t change,” Chief Sandy said.
Making his statement, the group’s financial secretary, who doubles as N’jala University lecturer, Mr. Wandor thanked the Resident Minister for accommodating them and heaped praises on him for his unchanging concerns for people of Bo.
He catalogued a case in which a complaint concerning poorly constructed bridge was tabled before the Minister and within 2 days engineers working for Sierra Leone Roads Authority were observed at work.
He called on the Minister to get the President come see contributions they as a group has been making.
Chairlady Binta Bangura reiterated contributions of various speakers and therefore emphasized on the need for an adult literacy programmes for older people.
In his part, the Resident Minister, Moijeh Kaikai lauded the efforts of the group in supporting developmental inspirations of President Koroma.
He assured them of addressing their complaints within the shortest possible time.
He also promised fast tracking the establishment of an adult educational centre.
He said that the group’s objectives in supporting the President are good ventures and will surely yield fruit.
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